New Streetcars Enter Service with TTC


The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has placed into service the first of 60 new Alstom streetcars, with an inaugural run on the agency’s 504 King route. The new streetcars are jointly funded by C$568 million in contributions from the federal government, Ontario government, and City of Toronto.

“The TTC is grateful for the continued support of all orders of government as we plan for the future growth and ridership of the city,” said CEO Rick Leary. “I want to thank the many TTC employees who keep Toronto moving and dedicate themselves to getting our customers to and from their destinations safely. I know how excited they will be to have more new vehicles in the fleet.”

TTC’s 2023-2032 Capital Budget and Plan includes a C$568 million streetcar program, consisting of 60 additional low-floor streetcars and the reconfiguring of Hillcrest Complex to accommodate the storage of at least 25 streetcars. This program is essential to ensuring TTC can meet future ridership growth and demand over the coming years.

“Expanding reliable public transit options are a key part of the Ontario government’s plan to make life easier for people, while supporting good home-grown jobs,” said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Ontario Minister of Transportation. “As the new streetcars enter service, it will be faster and easier for commuters in the city to get where they need to go, with more cars and shorter wait times. This is a testament to the strong communities we can build when all three levels of government work together to deliver the critical infrastructure we need for today and our future.”